Officine Panerai has a busy autumn this year. It started with the green dial Panerai Boutique edition PAM735, PAM736 and the chronograph PAM737, presented here. Following last year’s “Dive Into Time” event, Panerai released this year four new timepieces in the Due Collection: PAM728 in titanium, PAM741 in red gold, the 3Days PAM729 in titanium and PAM739 in steel. For the 45th anniversary of their valued partner, Cortina Watch, Panerai honours Cortina with two special limited editions, PAM751 and PAM752, celebrating a long and powerful collaboration.
Four decades of timeless moments
45 years ago, Mr Anthony Lim opens, at Colombo Court Shopping Centre, Singapore, the first Cortina Watch Boutique. Soon, Cortina Watch establishes itself as a serious retail partner for high-quality timepieces growing and expanding to 30 boutiques across Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. Despite the issues created by the quartz crisis, several waves of misfortunes caused by world crisis, the retailer manages to keep afloat.
Cortina Watch is proud to celebrate their anniversary with an exclusive and unique partnership with Panerai. The Florentine maison designed, for the first time, two magnificent pieces as a unique collaboration with the Singapore originated retailer: PAM751 in steel, 45 pieces limited edition and PAM752 in red gold, 10 pieces limited edition. The watches are available in the Cortina Watch Boutiques.
Officine Panerai Cortina Watch Edition
The Luminor Due collection, first presented last year, has taken inspiration from the 1905’s Luminor. The timepieces remained faithful to the iconic design, but with an alluring, versatile and thinner reiteration.
The 45mm case of the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic is an absolute stunner. Thanks to the reduced thickness, the relative big case has a nice wrist presence even for smaller wrists. The polished surfaces fit nicely the watch’s overall appearance.
The Panerai Cortina edition comes with an exquisite anthracite dial. The sandwich layer dial is decorated with a sun-ray brushed finish. Both versions, PAM751 in steel and PAM 752 have Panerai’s specific baton hands. The classical combination of the Roman numerals and indexes are doubled by an appropriate colour schemed luminous material. Self-understood is the traditional 9 o’clock small second.
Turning the case, we can see the special customised for the Cortina Watch anniversary engraved inscription. The see-through case-back reveals the marvellous P.4000/10 movement, the skeletonized version of the P.4000. The movement of 13¾ lignes diameter and 3.95 mm thickness, is the reason behind the case’s slimline. The movement is nicely decorated with brushing and polished bevelling, perlage and gilded engraving. The gold micro-rotor is bi-directional having as decoration Clous de Paris, Officine Panerai’s logo and name. The P.4000/10 calibre has 207 components, of which 31 are jewels. The 72 hours of power reserve is possible due to the double barrel design.
Panerai PAM00751 is limited to 45 pieces and is available in the Cortina Watch Boutiques for a price of SGD21,800. Panerai PAM00752 has a 10 pieces limited edition series and a price tag of SGD38,800.
Panerai PAM751 and PAM752 Cortina Specification
Calibre: Panerai P.4000/10
Type: Self-winding movement in-house calibre
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 4Hz / 28’800 vph
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Material: Stainless steel / Red gold
Dimensions of the case: Ø 45 mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Crown: in case material with crown protection
Caseback: Specially engraved case-back for Cortina with see-through sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 metres).
Buckle: pin buckle in case material